February 25, 2024
Analysis

Tourism to North Korea dropped 40% in 2014 – NK News survey

Tourism takes dive due to combination of factors caused by Pyongyang

Western tourism to North Korea dropped by 40 percent in 2014 due to fears of arbitrary arrest, the impact of harsh anti-Ebola measures and the cancellation of the Arirang Mass Games, an NK News survey of tour agencies has revealed.

Just 3,851 tourists visited North Korea in 2014, down from 6,134 the previous year, 11 Western-facing companies that participated in the survey said.